Kansas City 42 30 .583 ---
Seattle 44 32 .579 ---
Chicago 37 33 .529 4
Montreal 37 36 .507 5.5
California 36 37 .493 6.5
Philadelphia 35 37 .486 7
San Diego 30 40 .429 11
Cleveland 28 44 .389 14
Kansas City (Butler and Nelson) at Philadelphia (Fryman and Palmer), 2
Montreal 2, California 0: Bill Stoneman threw a four-hit shutout, and his teammates turned their three hits (and an Angels error) into two runs. Stoneman stuck out five and walked three; he also threw two wild pitches. Loser Andy Messersmith allowed one earned run in six innings.
Cleveland 10, Chicago 6: Max Alvis' grand slam in the top of the ninth capped a seven-run ambush of White Sox relief ace Wilbur Wood as the Indians overcame a 6-0 deficit after the third inning. Tony Horton also homered for the Tribe. The White Sox "drove in" three of their runs on GIDP. Ron Law got the win with two innings of scoreless relief.
Seattle 5, San Diego 1: John Gelnar struck out 10 in eight innings of five-hit ball, and the Pilots hit three solo homers off Joe Niekro to pull into a virtual tie for first place. Tommy Harper led of for Seattle with a homer, and Don Mincher and Wayne Comer also homered. Gelnar retired 15 Padres in a row in the second through sixth innings. Steve Hovley and Jerry McNertney each went 3-for-4 for Seattle.
Player of the Day; Max Alvis, Cleveland